WebDrive connects you to multiple remote storage servers (aka the Cloud) using the FTP protocol. It allows Windows and Mac users to manage files and folders on a storage server as though they were located on your PC’s local drive, using a simple drag and drop process. This review is for the full version, specifically for FTP and was evaluated over the 20 day trial period.
|Ease of Upload/download||Very easy and the exact same process you would use to transfer files on your system to different folders or flash drives||5|
|Can configure account for FTP, SFTP, FTPS||5|
|Site Managing||Can map several sites as a network drive and use a different security protocol for each site if required
|Direct media file upload||Can upload any files that are on your PC.||4.5|
|Search Capabilities||Can search your FTP site like a local folder on your PC||5|
|Resume Support||If network connection is lost, the file transfer is resumed on reconnect.||5|
|Log||Comprehensive logs are created for each day you use the utility||5|
|OS Support||Fully supported on Windows and Mac||5|
|Overall rating||Webdrive is an FTP client that describes itself as “The File Transfer Client You Already Know How to Use” which is a very apt description as it allows you to access all of your cloud files through one simple, familiar interface. This client is extremely useful and is well supported with great help documents and walkthrough videos on YouTube. Highly recommended.|
|Inbuilt Editor for text, CSV and HTML files||All files open with the default Windows program for that file type, you can save the file back on the cloud after editing.|
|Multiple concurrent sites||You can drag and drop to multiple sites just like you would with Windows explorer|
|Text encoding||Binary and ASCII supported|
The best way to describe Webdrive is Cloud storage as a virtual hard disk. It essentially maps all your remote FTP sites as a drive letter which you can then use to easily interact with your cloud based files in the same manner as you would transfer a file into a flash drive. This is great for users who are used to using the visually friendly Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
You can map multiple sites as drive letters and transfer files between multiple remote FTP sites with the standard drag and drop approach. This product is intended for everyday use and is able to be integrated into many 3rd party applications, for example you can securely store your Office documents directly into the cloud using SFTP just by saving it in the specified drive. WebDrive allows you to open and edit cloud based files without the additional step of downloading the file, modifying it and uploading it again.
The support documentation is impressive as well as the option to roll out a large scale preconfigured deployment for an entire company or department quickly and efficiently. With the ability to access so many different types of storage and its ability to cover all the FTP security options this is a great tool for a beginner or advanced user and can be used as a solution for many possible use cases.
The convenience of a utility like Webdrive is not to be under-estimated, in our experience some users can find a FTP client like Cyberduck daunting to work with. What this tool can mean in a workplace is that users can take daily advantage of secure file transfers using FTP and immediately store data securely in the cloud without a learning curve. Sharing files and working together on projects can be can done simply, securely and without the need for a large IT presence.
Webdrive is an FTP client that describes itself as “The File Transfer Client You Already Know How to Use” which is a very apt description as it allows you to access all of your cloud files through one simple, familiar interface. This client is extremely useful and is well supported with great help documents and walkthrough videos on YouTube. Highly recommended.
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